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Church Library Used Book "Sale"

The Library Team is making room for new material, which means some older books need new homes. Visit the library before or after services on November 18/19 to look over what we have to offer. Donations to supplement the library budget will be accepted, but are not required.

Thanksgiving Community Service

Join us on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. for a Thanksgiving community worship service. Bring a new or gently used winter coat or a non-perishable food item to be donated to the FISH food pantry. Bring a pie and stay after the service for our popular Pie Social. This is a wonderful way to sample a bountiful selection of pies and to share fellowship with others.

Concordia Place: Opportunity to Share the Love

Come to the Mission & Justice committee table in the Gathering Area today and choose to make a Merry Christmas for a foster child (in care of LSSI) or a child/senior who attends Concordia Place (west side of Chicago pre-school and senior center). Tags with gift requests will be available for you to choose. $25 Jewel gift cards for each family are also requested. A committee member will be available at the table to answer your questions. All gifts should be returned to the Gathering Area by Sunday, December 10.

Bridge Calendars are Here

The 2018 Bridge calendars are available in the Gathering Area. By making a donation to the Gloria Dei Bridge mentoring program, you receive a calendar that helps our two Bridge families move from a desperate situation into stability and productivity. 100% of all donated funds will go toward supporting our two families. Stop by the table in the Gathering Area and see the new calendar.

Service of Lament and Hope

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us. Gloria Dei will offer a special "Service of Lament and Hope" on Saturday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. Attend for yourself or invite a friend or loved one to join you.

"Christmas Around the World"

Purchase tickets in the Gathering Area for this year's Christmas music program followed by a delicious dinner. The tickets will be available at the table all weekends in November. You can also call or stop in the church office to purchase a ticket. The event will be on Sunday, December 3. The cost of the tickets is $10.

Gloria Dei Dates for PADS

 Gloria Dei members have traditionally staffed the PADS shelter at the Congregational Church in Downers Grove on some weekends in December. This year our dates are December 18/19 and December 25/26. Sign-up opportunities will begin the weekend of November 25/26. These are busy times but especially difficult times for the homeless and those in need. Please plan on helping one of the two dates.



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